2016-07 Elen Moffat, Les Transformables v.103, SOUNDS LIKE VI festival, Saskatoon
SOUNDS LIKE VI – JULY 13-17, 2016
PAVED Arts.
ECHOING (SILENT) MACHINES
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Ellen Moffat
SURFACE : SIGNALS

Surfaces, materials and objects are resonators and conductors for sound making in audio installation and performance. A rhythmic, low frequency signal of varying amplitude pulses as a recurring audio presence, the sound ranging from near silence to noise as direct and as secondary sound. The signal vibrates the interfaces and objects directly; sound is amplified and distributed by the materials. Vibration triggers spatial movement of the objects, causing sonic collisions and releasing resonant frequencies as secondary sound. surface : signals explores resonance, relations and sound making using Dadaist play, punning, experimentation and metaphor.
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Ellen Moffat is a media installation artist whose work focuses on sound and space, image and text in independent, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. Rooted in the vocabulary of sculpture - space, the body and materiality - her primary media is sound. Her audio projects range from multi-channel installations, to electroacoustic instruments, to performance and live actions, to community projects. Recurring elements in her work are constructed and found interfaces, transducers, real-time processing and experimental sound-making using high-low technology and aesthetics. Her investigation is a poetic and conceptual inquiry into sound and space, experience, communication and social relations.
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Her work has been presented throughout Canada and internationally in Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Venice, Paris, Brooklyn and Florida. As a cultural worker, she has completed contracts as sessional instructor, community resident artist and writer. Born in Toronto, she is based in Saskatoon where she is a Professional Affiliate of the University of Saskatchewan.
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Performing on Thursday July 14th at Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra store front
Artist Talk on Friday July 15th @ 4:30PM located at the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra space
Closing Reception Participation located at Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra store front @ 4:00PM
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ECHOING (SILENT) MACHINES
Eric Mattson's curatorial project, entitled Echoing (silent) machines, presents the installation and performance work of ten multidisciplinary artists for whom sound is conceived of as wholly material. Invited artists are distinguished by their use of unusual tools for the development and creation of sound, and an idiosyncratic process of material invention characterizes their respective performances in sound, music or noise. The notion of mechanisms is the core of this event, literally as well as figuratively. Visitors are exposed to mechanical sculptural processes which generate sound, sometimes in relation to images. The presented works are the result of hybridization between analog and digital production techniques. These creative attitudes, which break with the agreed upon or familiar use of artistic tools, allow us to explore and discover unknown or inaccessible spaces. Other projects plunge us into a sensate reflection upon memory and the understanding of the physical spaces around us.
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